A woman travels to war-torn Yugoslavia to find her husband, a photojournalist for 'Newsweek,' who was to make this his last assignment but has been reported dead by the wire service.
Not even the civil war in what was once Yugoslavia will keep a good woman from her husband's side. That is the loony message of "Harrison's Flowers," a stupefying mix of action, politics and melodrama that is as vaguely condescending as the inept but well-meaning pictures about apartheid from the 1980's, like "Cry Freedom" and "A Dry White Season." Those movies said that dangerous government-sanctioned racism was hard on black people, but both focused on well-meaning white protagonists. "Flowers" also focuses on a well-meaning outsider. Sarah Lloyd (Andie MacDowell) and her "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" pursuit. Nothing will keep her from finding her man. – Elvis Mitchell
2002-03-15 | Elvis Mitchell | Read the New York Times Review of Harrison's Flowers